Ratings guide:
= Bad,
= Outstanding
= Cheap,
= Expensive

All Reviews by Esther @ Scuba Dive Advisor



  • Advanced
    Level of Difficulty
  • Medium
    Current
  • 30°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Poor
    Visibility
  • 20m
    Depth (meters)
  • Boat Dive
    Dive Type
  • Yes
    Wreck
  • Yes
    Marine Life?
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


  • Cost
  • Facilities
  • Service
  • No
    Course Taken?
  • No
    Product Purchased?
  • Yes
    Local Dive Excursions?
  • Yes
    Dive Trips?
  • Boat Condition
  • Staff
  • Dive Briefing
  • Commitment to Safety
  • No
    Restaurant on Site?
 


Atmosphere Dive Shop

Very clean dive shop. The local dive masters are fantastic! Very personable and fun to hang around. The only issue is that the cost of diving is much higher than the neighboring hotels/dive shops. I would recommend that you price out the diving before booking.
  • Cost
  • Facilities
  • Service
  • No
    Course Taken?
  • Yes
    Product Purchased?
  • Product Selection
  • Product Pricing
  • Nitrox
    Tank Fills
  • Yes
    Local Dive Excursions?
  • Yes
    Dive Trips?
  • Boat Condition
  • Staff
  • Dive Briefing
  • Commitment to Safety
  • No
    Restaurant on Site?
 


Atmosphere Resorts & Spa

I stayed here with my husband and some friends in June for our anniversary. The resort is very remote. Once we got to the resort, we didn't leave except to go diving (with their onsite dive shop) and for one excursion. The food was ok. The atmosphere was great. We loved hanging out in the pool. Except we mostly hung out at the "kids pool" because the adult pool was full of kids. The only issue with that is that no one came by to see if we wanted any food or drink. We probably would have spent a lot more money had there been a waiter that checked up on us every once and a while.
  • Cost
  • Friendly Staff
  • Cleanliness
  • No
    Dive Operator on Site?
  • Yes
    Restaurant on Site?
 


Blue Restaurant

Nice restaurant. We ate there a couple of times for dinner, but decided on eating by the bar instead. The Atmosphere is more laid back and more my speed.
  • Sit Down, Buffet
    Style of Dining
  • Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Menu Selection
  • No
    Offer Meal Plan?
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


Rebel Bite

Went to the Scuba Show in Long Beach on Saturday and after a day of being at the show decided to take a walk around Long Beach to find a bite to eat. We were craving pizza, so we decided to make our way to Rebel Bite. The pizza is great, they have a great selection of craft beers, but the best part is their PIGPEN FRIES! Make sure you at least get a half order of these. They're amazing! Will definitely be back.
  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Menu Selection
  • No
    Offer Meal Plan?
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


Sunny Side Tours

Warren and his team were just great. I was going to originally go with one of the larger dive operations on the island, but ended up going with Sunny Side Tours because of some reviews I read. I couldn't have been happier that I chose them. They were fun, very knowledgeable and took me to some great dive sites! During our lunch break, we ran into some other divers that used other operations and it was clear by the service and food we received, that everyone else was jealous. Some of them even mentioned that they "clearly went with the wrong dive operation" because all they got for lunch was some fruit. Meanwhile, we were having homemade chicken and rice and lots of fruit. If I ever find myself in Placencia again, I most definitely will be diving with Warren and crew again!
  • Cost
  • Service
  • No
    Course Taken?
  • No
    Product Purchased?
  • Rental Equipment Condition
  • Yes
    Local Dive Excursions?
  • Yes
    Dive Trips?
  • Boat Condition
  • Staff
  • Dive Briefing
  • Commitment to Safety
  • No
    Restaurant on Site?
 


Dive N' Surf

Great shop located near the Redondo Beach pier. It's not solely focused on scuba diving, but it does have a lot of product gear toward diving. The staff is very helpful. I bought a couple of items and they were reasonably priced. I'm looking forward to diving with them sometime soon and will update my review when I do.
  • Facilities
  • Service
  • No
    Course Taken?
  • Yes
    Product Purchased?
  • Product Selection
  • Product Pricing
  • Yes
    Local Dive Excursions?
  • Yes
    Dive Trips?
 


Yard House

Yard House is a great place to relax after a day of diving. They have a huge selection of beers on tap and their food is great too!
  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Menu Selection
  • No
    Offer Meal Plan?
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


Island Scuba

I went diving with Island Scuba and had an absolute great time! The staff was wonderful and very helpful. They knew the dive sites very well and I never once felt unsafe on a dive. I would highly recommend diving with this group. Pedro and his team are just wonderful.
  • Facilities
  • Service
  • No
    Course Taken?
  • No
    Product Purchased?
  • Nitrox
    Tank Fills
  • Yes
    Local Dive Excursions?
  • Not Sure
    Dive Trips?
 


SeaLife Cameras

I purchased a SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo back in February. I initially had some issues with the camera, but SeaLife did a great job handling the situation. The camera takes great photos and video. The only complaint I have is the fact that it lights use AA batteries, which don't last more than a dive or two. I wish that they would have used a more powerful rechargeable battery for the system. Other than that, it's a great camera if you want something that's more professional than your everyday point and shoot.
  • Photo & Video
    Equipment Type
  • DC1400 Pro Duo
    Equipment Model
  • Cost
  • Equipment Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Service
 


Octopus Restaurant

Great place to eat after diving all day! Close to the Long Beach Harbor. You can actually walk here (after you put all of your gear away). They have all you can eat and all you can drink for $18.95! Great deal, especially when the food is fantastic (and fresh)!
  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Menu Selection
  • No
    Offer Meal Plan?
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


Stonehill Tavern

I had some gift certificates I needed to use, so I decided to come here for dinner. The views of the Pacific Ocean from the tables on the patio are breathtaking. The food was absolutely amazing and the service was great as well. I don't know that I would ever come back here again on my own, only because the prices are astronomical, but if you have the money, it's great to experience at least once.
  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Menu Selection
  • No
    Offer Meal Plan?
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


Eco Dive Center

I got certified here with my husband before our honeymoon. I'm normally terrified of the ocean and claustrophobic, but the team at Eco Dive Center (specifically Ron & Beth) made getting certified an absolute breeze! I'm now hooked!
  • Facilities
  • Service
  • Yes
    Course Taken?
  • Quality of Instruction
  • Course Pricing
  • Yes
    Product Purchased?
  • Product Selection
  • Product Pricing
  • Rental Equipment Condition
  • Nitrox
    Tank Fills
  • Yes
    Local Dive Excursions?
  • Yes
    Dive Trips?